Treating a unicode string as latin-1

Duncan Booth duncan.booth at invalid.invalid
Thu Jan 3 16:55:29 CET 2008


Fredrik Lundh <fredrik at pythonware.com> wrote:

> ET has already decoded the CP1252 data for you.  If you want UTF-8, all 
> you need to do is to encode it:
> 
> >>> u'Bob\x92s Breakfast'.encode('utf8')
> 'Bob\xc2\x92s Breakfast'
> 
I think he is claiming that the encoding information in the file is 
incorrect and therefore it has been decoded incorrectly.

I would think it more likely that he wants to end up with u'Bob\u2019s 
Breakfast' rather than u'Bob\x92s Breakfast' although u'Dog\u2019s dinner' 
seems a probable consequence.



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